Lambert predicts bright future for Downes
Ipswich boss Paul Lambert believes academy graduate Flynn Downes fully deserves his contract extension.
The midfielder joined Ipswich at the age of seven and made his professional debut on the opening day of the 2017-18 season.
He has featured 23 times in the Championship this season, starting on 16 occasions, and joins team-mates Teddy Bishop, Myles Kenlock, Luke Woolfenden, Jack Lankester and Idris El Mizouni in penning fresh terms.
Downes' latest deal will keep him at Portman Road until 2022, with a 12-month option, and Lambert is delighted to have the talented youngster tied down.
Lambert told the club's official website: "I'm pleased for Flynn. He's another young player who has done great for us.
"I've got a lot of time for him. He's a good footballer; he's got a great work ethic. Physically-wise, he's strong and getting stronger.
"He's only 20 and he will make mistakes. That's part of it but he's got a great chance of having a really good career in the game."
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